Four of my dear friends are getting married this coming weekend and I’m so excited for all of them! Growing up, I attended a lot of weddings with my parents (mostly with my dad). Sometimes it was like a family affair, haha! My daddy loved weddings. He always said that not only does the Vietnamese culture know how to throw a good party, it’s truly about celebrating the couple’s love and their future. And I’m all about that! I don’t get attend a lot of weddings like I used to anymore since a lot of my friends are still in boyfriend/girlfriend status or got married before I met them. So any chance I get, I get so excited to be able to see my friends get married.
And this weekend is all about love and happiness for my sweet friends!To my dear friends, Melissa and Jordan, if you’re reading this, I wish you both a smooth, memorable and fantastic wedding day tomorrow! I love you both so much and wish you a lifetime of happiness and a marriage full of joy, laughter, good health and great memories! Lauren and Connor, I can’t wait to celebrate your marriage to each other and squeeze you both this coming Sunday. I love you both to pieces and am so happy you guys found each other. I pray that God uses your marriage to further His kingdom! It’s been a minute since I’ve attended a fall wedding (::cough:: 2009 ::cough::), so I ventured out to the world wide web to get some outfit ideas…with a few rules though. Aside from being wedding appropriate, my outfit has to be able to be worn again. Whether it’s to church, a party or a future event, my look has to be able to be worn again because #CostDividedByTimesPerWear. Secondly, my look has to be comfortable because I have to leave some room in case I decide to grow a food baby. Hey, girls like me don’t just like food, we love it (please tell me you got that reference)! Anyway, before the awkward silence lasts too long…lastly, if it’s an investment piece, it has to be 100% true to my style. I thought I’d share with you my wedding guest style with some of my personal choices. Again, my picks will always range in price so investment pieces will be in the mix along with affordable items depending on your budget. If you’re planning to attend a few celebrations this fall, here are some wedding guest outfit ideas of my own:
Jewel-tonedIf you want something different than black, try out some jewel tones. Don’t forget that you’ll be able to wear your outfit again for Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and events, so win-win-win!
Black/LaceOr if you want to stick to something safe, go for an LBD, lace or a little bit of both! Black never goes out of style and is always a great back up plan if you don’t want to search too hard for style ideas!
Grey/Embellished/TrendsIf you don’t want to wear black, I find that grey is a great neutral color. To keep your look interesting, go for some embellished details without going overboard. And if you’re really wanting to go all out, get on some trends for fall: neon, leopard and blush. Yep! You heard me right! For neon, just keep it simple and pair it with black shoes and accessories. Leopard print can be done in small doses in the form of accessories or full-on if the cut of the dress is right. It’s important to wear leopard print in a stylish way and not be the leopard, ha! For blush, you can always take it a step further and combine it with maroon bag, black blazer and top it off with gold accessories.
JumpsuitAnd if you’re not feeling up to wearing dresses, opt for a jumpsuit! It’s a look that’s not usually expected at weddings, so it can be a fun outfit to rock! Look for a sleek, tailored jumpsuit with some fun details like a racing stripe, embellishments or an open back.
[show_shopthepost_widget id=”3305741″]When choosing your outfit, don’t forget to factor in dancing if you like to cut it up at the reception. Do the squat test and move around when you’re trying on your outfit. No use spending time at a wedding feeling physically miserable because you can’t move or breathe! Fashion doesn’t have to involve pain! And lastly, don’t wear white or champagne colors. It’s rude and disrespectful to the bride on her special day so unless it was requested on the invite as part of the wedding guest attire, don’t even go there. That’s it!